Hike From Hveravellir to Hvítárnes (Kjalvegur Hiking Trail) in West Iceland: Position on map

Hike From Hveravellir to Hvítárnes (Kjalvegur Hiking Trail)

From Hveravellir to Hvítárnes (Kjalvegur Hiking...

Elevation

Min: 1355 ft
Max: 2388 ft
Uphill: 2188 ft
Downhill: 1552 ft
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Iceland, the mystic and remote island high up north, is geographically situated in the North Atlantic and about 103,000 km² (10.3 ha) large. Regardless of the season, it's worth coming here throughout the year as each season creates its very own special atmosphere. Upon your visit, you may become a witness of how new land is created and share the fascination for this special island as many... Read more

last update on Aug 9, 2019
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Difficulty
Moderate
Distance: 27.34 miles
Duration:3 days
Min: 1355 ft
Max: 2388 ft
Uphill: 2188 ft
Downhill: 1552 ft

Trail characteristics

Dirt road
Forest track
Hiking trail
Experts only

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Interesting facts

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  • You're traveling a distance of 27 miles on this moderate trail. This makes it a relatively long hike. The average length of all hikes in the Regions of Iceland is 38 miles.
  • Sturdy hiking boots are recommended on this track.

Route description

View of glacier Langsjökull.
CC BY 2.0   © Hilmar Thor Johannsson View of glacier Langsjökull.

Crossing Iceland on Kjalvegur Route, you go through rather bleak landscape. On this hike you get to explore Iceland's interior between the two glaciers Langsjökull in the West, and Hofsjökull in the east. This is a relatively plane, easy trail with its very own charm. Through open stretches of land and glacier-shaped plains, you come past stunning views of the surrounding mountains.
 

  • Day 1: From Hveravellir to Þjófadalir
    12 kilometres; 4 to 5 hours
  • Day 2: From Þjófadalir to Þverbrekknamúli
    13 kilometres; 4 to 5 hours
  • Day 3: From Þverbrekknamúli to Hvítanes
    14 kilometres; 4 to 5 hours
Sturdy shoes necessary
Overnight stay available

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